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SECTION 72 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment of person guilty of one of several offences, the judgment stating that it is doubtful of which


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 72 in Simple Words
In all cases in which judgment is given that a person is guilty of one of several offences specified in the judgment, but that it is doubtful of which of these offences he is guilty, the offender shall be punished for the offence for which the lowest punishment is provided if the same punishment is not provided for all.



IPC 72 in Simple Words

In simple words, if a person is found guilty of multiple offenses, but it is unclear which offense specifically, they will be punished for the offense that carries the lowest punishment if all the offenses don't have the same punishment.


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What is Section 73 of the IPC?

IPC Section 72 states that any person who has been convicted of an offense that allows the court to punish them with rigorous imprisonment can be ordered to remain in solitary confinement.